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Carmelo Anthony retires: What NBA teams did Melo play for during his career?

The NBA icon has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a stellar 19-year career across six different teams.

Carmelo Anthony sobrepasa a Khris Middleton.
Benny SieuUSA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from basketball on Monday in a video posted on social media. The 10-time NBA All-Star player called his professional career to a close after 19 seasons in the league.

After Anthony’s retirement was confirmed, NBA commissioner Adam Silver highlighted his contribution to the sport.

Carmelo Anthony is one of the NBA’s all-time great players and ambassadors. We congratulate him on a remarkable 19-year career and look forward to seeing him in the Hall of Fame.”

Who did Carmelo Anthony play for in the NBA?

During the course of that career, Carmelo Anthony represented six different teams:

- Nuggets (2003-2011)

- Knicks (2011-2017)

- Thunder (2017-2018)

- Rockets (2018-2019)

- Trail Blazers (2019-2021)

- Lakers (2021-2022)

Anthony retires at number nine on the all-time NBA scoring list, having wracked up an incredible 28,289 career points. He was the NBA scoring champion in 2013 and was the inaugural winner of the the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award in 2021.

In announcing the award, a statement from the NBA read: “Anthony was selected from a group of five finalists for his dedication over the past year to pursuing social justice and advancing Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to engage, empower and drive equality for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged.”


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